Norton Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc.
PO Box 15008
One New Bond Street
Worcester , MA 01615 US
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Norton's Xtrimium Dual Worm Wheel Performs Grinding and Polishing
IMTS Spark: Norton’s Xtrimium gear grinding wheel from Saint-Gobain Abrasives features a dual-worm design enabling grinding and polishing with the same grinding wheel.
Choosing the Best Abrasive Finishing Process for 3D Printed Parts
Studies have shown that abrasive finishing is flexible enough to finish 3D printed parts with complex geometries and difficult-to-machine materials, although the best process depends on a number of factors.
Norton's Winter Vitron7 Wheels Optimized for Camshaft, Crankshaft Grinding
Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers Norton Winter Vitron7 cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding wheels, which feature a high-precision vitrified bond.
Norton Saint-Gobain FAB Wheels Reduce Need for Buffing Compounds
Norton FAB (Fixed Abrasive Buff) buffing wheels from Saint-Gobain Abrasives are said virtually to eliminate the need for buffing compounds.
Norton's Stellar Grinding Wheels Improve Single-, Double-Disc Grinding
Stellar-brand inserted-nut grinding wheels, available from Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives, are designed to improve wheel life in double- and single-disc grinding.
Norton Rapid Prep XHD Flap Discs Grind Welds with Reduced Wear Rates
Norton Rapid Prep XHD Coarse and Medium flap discs from Saint-Gobain Abrasives are designed are designed to remove weld lines, weld splatter, weld discoloration and blend surfaces in a single step.
Optimize Grinding Processes with Proper Truing and Dressing Tools
Choosing an appropriate tool and using it correctly can have a positive effect on the grinding process. However, knowing how to select a tool and what solutions are available to dress conventional grinding wheels is very useful.
April 2019 Product Spotlight: Cleaning and Deburring
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on equipment used to remove imperfections from and clean finished workpieces.
Grind to Finish: A Postprocessing Solution for Additive Manufacturing
3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.
Buying a Grinder: The Abrasive Process
The prospective buyer of a new grinding machine should be aware of the ins and outs of the abrasive process, how abrasive bonds work and the various forms of wheel dressing.
Carbide Burrs Make Smaller, Granular Chip Breaks
Designed for surface removal on demanding production runs, Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ line of Norton double-cut carbide burrs is said to last longer with fewer change-overs on challenging production applications.
How to Calculate Wheel Life in a Creep-Feed Grinding Process
For non-continuous-dress creep-feed grinding, the calculation is straightforward. For continuous dressing, the calculation has more steps, but in either case, it is possible to manage the cost of grinding by predicting the life of the wheel.
Pneumatic Die Grinder Accesses Small Part Features
Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced the Norton pneumatic die grinder designed to accomplish quickly and comfortably a range of portable grinding applications without the need to change machines.
10 Things to Know About Creep-Feed Grinding
Because of the high material removal rate creep-feed grinding can deliver in challenging materials, grinding might not be just the last step in the process—it might be the process.
Norton Saint-Gobain Continues Partnership with U.S. Olympic Luge Team
Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives displays its Olympic medal-winning capabilities at its IMTS 2018 booth, with a visit from USA Luge bronze medalist Erin Hamlin.
How to Reduce the Effect of Vibration in Production Grinding
It is not always possible to correct a vibration problem as soon as that problem begins to appear. Rather than stopping production, here is a means of continuing to realize smooth, efficient grinding until the underlying cause of vibration can be addressed.
Range of Grinding Wheels Provide Higher Profile Accuracy
IMTS 2018: Norton Saint-Gobain Abrasives is displaying its Xtrimium range of gear solutions designed for gear grinding in tight-tolerance environments.
Grinding Wheels’ Bond System Enables Sharper Cutting, Less Vibration
Saint-Gobain Abrasives will showcase its Norton Quantum3 (NQ3) depressed-center grinding wheels, which feature a special grain along with a tough bond system containing fillers and bonding agents that allow for much better mix quality in manufacturing.
New Grinding Wheel Emphasizes Operator Comfort
Repetitive motions, especially those involving hand tools, can lead to worker fatigue and even carpal tunnel syndrome. The less tiring you make a job, the more productive employees will be.
Abrasive Brushes for Finishing by Hand or on Machine
Norton, a Saint-Gobain brand, has added to its Blaze line with a series of nylon abrasive brushes made with high-quality ceramic grains to ease integration into automated machinery, machining centers, transfer lines, robotic cells and other specialized machinery as well as portable power hand tools.
Robotic Polishing of Turbine Engine Blades
Testing explores an airfoil finishing alternative to loose-abrasive polishing.